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Fun with Humphrey

April 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Silvia, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

The fun-fun-fun new website for Humphrey the classroom hamster, star of the ‘Humphrey’ books. Submit your pet pictures to Humphrey’s gallery, vote for the cutest pets, send in your jokes, read short stories and Humphrey’s diary, play mini-games and get creative with fun downloadable projects.


Mindfish

December 6, 2010 -- From Bill, a reader, from Boulder, CO, who is affiliated with the site.

By combining online learning games, educational wikis, and video instruction, mindfish.com builds custom courses for high school students seeking to master the SAT and boost their chances of college admissions. As students complete quizzes on Facebook and mindfish.com, mindfish guides them to focused video and text lessons to help them master the most important concepts on the test. Students can also learn important SAT vocabulary words with Video Vocab, a quirky set of short videos that define words through popular movie and YouTube clips. Gone are the days of endless test prep books and boring group classes. By delivering test preparation materials in an accessible, enjoyable, and targeted manner, mindfish hopes to help students of all backgrounds realize their college dreams.

Created in 2009 by two graduates of Stanford University with deep experience in test preparation, mindfish uses powerful new web technologies to deliver quality educational content to students around the globe.

Little Bird Tales

October 8, 2009 -- From Amiee, a parent from Los Angeles, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Little Bird Tales is an eco-conscious alternative for creating photo books, scrapbooks or personalized storybooks as keepsakes. Little Bird Tales encourages creativity and fosters reading and writing skills by allowing kids to be a part of the storytelling process, while providing parents with a “green” alternative to how they share and distribute their family memories.

Kids can share photos, artwork, or create pictures online using the art pad. The most unique feature, however, is the ability for kids to record their voice or other audio to each page of the slide show format book! Everything is done online using a super simple interface designed for children! Kids can even share their creations by putting their stories in the public library, which is strictly monitored to make sure public stories are appropriate for kids.

This site has NO ads, merchandising, links or other distracting and sometimes worrisome content. It’s fun, safe, eco-friendly and allows kids to share their very unique perspective quickly and easily. www.littlebirdtales.com